New German Party Opposes Military Aid to Ukraine

The "Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance" party proposes to halt arms supplies to Ukraine and lift sanctions against Russia

Sahra Wagenknecht
Sahra Wagenknecht / Fraktion DIE LINKE. im Bundestag, CC BY 2.0 DEED

In Germany, the newly formed left-radical party "Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance" (BSW) held its inaugural congress.

At this congress, the party approved a program with which it intends to participate in the European Parliament elections on June 9.

The main points of the party's program are focused on strengthening ties with Russia, including the resumption of oil and gas exports and the conclusion of long-term contracts, as well as the lifting of sanctions, which, according to the party, have harmed the European economy but have not stopped the conflict in Ukraine.

The party leaders advocate for reducing or completely ceasing German arms supplies to Ukraine and call for an immediate ceasefire.

They assert that to stimulate Russia to negotiate, all arms exports to Ukraine must be stopped. The party emphasizes that stable peace and security in Europe cannot be achieved in confrontation with a nuclear power and claims that a new European order should include Russia in the long term.

Sahra Wagenknecht calls for transforming the EU into a "Peace Project" that corresponds to its original principles.

The party also criticizes the current state of the EU, demands more autonomy for national states in decision-making, and suggests halting the expansion process of the EU, especially concerning Ukraine and Moldova.

The party seeks to distance itself from the USA. Wagenknecht in her speech labeled the current German government as "the most foolish government in Europe" and criticized the conservatives from the CDU/CSU and the right-wing from the "Alternative for Germany" (AfD), calling them extremists and some members outright Nazis.

However, she does not rule out the possibility of moderate AfD members joining her party if their views on policy towards Ukraine align.

Sahra Wagenknecht, the former leader of the Left Party, announced the creation of her own political force last year, taking with her a significant portion of the deputies from this faction, who are now represented in the Bundestag as "non-parliamentary."

In turn, the Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz called on EU countries to intensify support for Ukraine, emphasizing that Germany's efforts alone are not enough for long-term security.

Germany also updated the list of military aid to Ukraine, delivering the Skynex air defense system and other equipment

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